We wish to thank our interviewees for their time and comments about Circle’s programs. Here’s our latest video.
The attached photo was taken yesterday morning (March 3rd) at Proyecto Salud. Emilia Elias is lecturing in Spanish on Diabetes, while Dorita deLemos Down presses the keys on the laptop to flip the slides and respond to questions from the group of 22 persons. This group meets the first Saturday of each month. And, they are delighted to have us, and anxiously await each first Saturday. They just stream into the conference room and are all very attentive when we arrive to deliver the power point presentation.
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Circle of Rights presented several programs the week of February 10th, including one to Linkages To Learning for Montgomery County Public Schools. This photo album shows some of the activities and attendees for those programs. This group picture (there are … Continue reading
Of the nearly one million people residing in Montgomery County, the County Executive reports that over 300,000 are foreign-born (Montgomery County, Maryland News Release, 3/4/2010, “Leggett Signs Executive Order on Language Access”, Release ID: 10-124). Many of these people use English as a second language. Most County residents born in other countries, and often their children and grandchildren, are segregated because of differences in language, culture, tradition, and religion. Many have minimal English reading and writing skills, and the typical foreign-born resident’s understanding of health issues and concerns is extremely limited. Continue reading